Tomlinson Memorial Vase & 2002T 2

thumb_DSCF0930c[1]_1024A variable W to SW wind greeted the 9 skippers who represented four Clubs in this, the second race in this year’s 2002T Series hosted by Harwich & Dovercourt.

 

thumb_DSCF0937_1024Officer of the Day, Nigel Gilson set a traditional Triangle and Sausage Course but quickly introduced a dogleg between the Spreader buoy and the Leeward Mark to make a much more interesting and challenging task for the competitors.

thumb_DSCF0931_1024Colin Goodman of Coalhouse Fort soon showed why he had won the first event of the Series at the Broads as it was the 5th Race before Jon Alexander of the home club was able to take line honours from him, whilst Terry Burton of the Broads Club was the winner of the 8th and 9th races .

As the day progressed David Fowles, sailing his new boat in a District event for the first time, decided to stop competing as the wind freshened.

Meanwhile Malcolm Button, the person who introduced R6M sailing to the present H&DMBC, suffered several gear failures which spoilt his day

thumb_DSCF0954_1024Colin continued to generally dominate proceedings with Terry and Jon in close contention for second place. Vicki Mills and Geoff Earle of the Host Club had some very close racing with Class Capt. Mike Ewart and Dave Green from the Two Islands club. David’s consistent upper to mid fleet results saw him pip Mike, who won Race 14 to 4th place overall.

thumb_DSCF0959_1024Colin continued to read the shifts better throughout a difficult afternoon to win by a good margin, with Terry beating Jon into second place on count back.

Both the Race Team and the Competitors felt they had an enjoyable day with competitors answering hails and all incidents being resolved without any outside mediation.

RESULTS:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 C.Goodman 53 Coalhouse Fort Renaissance 24.0
2 T.Burton 76 Broads Ravenna 56.0
3 J.Alexander 69 H&DMBC Rococo 56.0
4 D.Green 0 Two Islands Ravenna 67.0
5 M.Ewart 12 Two Islands Ravenna 85.0
6 G.Earle 47 H&DMBC Rococo 85.0
7 V.Mills 16 H&DMBC Ravenna 112.0
8 M.Button 86 H&DMBC Rococo 158.0
9 D.Fowles 78 H&DMBC Rococo 179.0

 

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